Swings and misses

Rich McKinney played in 341 games for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s from 1970-1977. In 198 at bats he hit .225 with 20 home runs. His best season came in 1971 when he hit .271 with eight home runs while playing for Chicago. Greg Pryor spent 10 years in theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Pete Stanicek played in 113 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1987 and 1988. In 374 at bats he hit .243 with four home runs. He played professionally from 1985-1990. Dave Martinez spent 16 years in the majors, playing for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Tampa BayContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Gary Green

Green played in 106 games for the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Cincinnati Reds between 1986 and 1992. In 180 career at bats he hit .222 with no home runs. Green appeared in 62 games for the 1990 Rangers and hit .216. He played professionally from 1985-1995. Green was a member of the UnitedContinue reading “Gary Green”

Bob Babcock

Babcock pitched in 39 games for the Texas Rangers from 1979-1981. In 57.1 innings he went 2-3 with a 3.92 ERA. Babcock was quite good for Texas in his final year with the team. He appeared in 19 games and had a 2.20 ERA in 28.2 innings. He pitched professionally from 1968-1984. Babcock pitched onceContinue reading “Bob Babcock”

Steve Fireovid

Fireovid pitched in 31 games for five different teams during parts of six seasons in the majors. He went 3-1 with a 3.39 ERA in 71.2 innings. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1981, then pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners before appearing in three games forContinue reading “Steve Fireovid”

Butch Davis

Davis played in 166 games for the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers between 1983 and 1994. In 453 at bats he hit .243 with seven home runs. Davis never played in more than 62 games in a season. That happened in 1993 while he was with theContinue reading “Butch Davis”

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jimmie Hall played for eight years in the majors, hitting .254 with 121 home runs for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from 1963-1970. Hall blasted 33 home runs for the Twins as a rookie and finished third in the American LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rafael Palmeiro

Palmeiro spent 20 years in the majors and amassed 3,020 hits and 569 home runs. He was a four-time all star, in addition to winning three Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and made his first all-star team while playing for them in 1988. However,Continue reading “Rafael Palmeiro”

Dwayne Henry

Henry pitched for 11 years in the majors, coming up with the Texas Rangers in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. In 256 games he went 14-15 with 14 saves and a 4.65 ERA. He also played for the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. Henry had his bestContinue reading “Dwayne Henry”

Swings and misses

Dave Owen played in 92 games for the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals between 1983 and 1988. In 139 at bats, he hit .194 with one home run. He is the older brother of former major league shortstop Spike Owen. Dave Meier appeared in 145 games for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and ChicagoContinue reading “Swings and misses”